The events of January 6 shocked the nation. We witnessed a challenge to our democracy that none of us could ever have imagined.
Just days before, senators and representatives were peacefully sworn in to the 117th Congress. On Wednesday, the joint session of the United States Congress was just beginning to count the electoral college votes for president and vice president when rioters stormed into the United States Capital, one of the nation’s most treasured buildings.
Fortunately, order was eventually established, and the joint session continued its work. This was the final step before Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in as the U.S. president and vice president, respectively, on January 20. It also means that Democrats will control the House of Representatives, Senate and White House and give them significant leverage to implement their legislative priorities.
What does all this mean for AACTE, its members, and the students they work with?